It is easy to see why Walter Farley is such a favorite with boys and girls everywhere. This enthralling book [The Black Stallion and Satan] has in it a real knowledge and love of horses, action, courage and suspense woven into a perfectly credible story that can be read independently of the earlier books. It will, of course, be especially welcomed by children who already know the famous black stallion and his son, Satan.
Jennie D. Lindquist, "Early Fall Booklist: 'The Black Stallion and Satan'," in The Horn Book Magazine (copyrighted, 1949, by The Horn Book, Inc., Boston), Vol. XXV, No. 5, September-October, 1949, p. 422.